MSc (Water Resources Engineering)

College of Engineering & Informatics

Course overview

Water security is one of the main threats facing humanity. Engineers will be the primary professionals tackling this problem. This programme will provide engineers will the technical competences to provide solutions to deliver safe/clean water. The programme will also give opportunities to students to study economics and the project management of large projects. Key components of this programme are a focus on understanding and using modern hydraulic modelling tools, and working in design groups.

Key facts

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirement is a Second Class Honours Grade 1 in civil/environmental engineering or equivalent.
Applications from candidates from cognate disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Next start date: September 2015

ECTS weighting: 90

Average intake: 20

Closing date: Please refer to the review/closing date website.

NFQ level: 9

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

The core programme modules are:

Hydrology & Water Resources; Hydraulic Modelling; Design of Sustainable Environmental Systems; Hydropower; Water Quality Modelling; Water Resources in Developing Countries; Applied Field Hydrogeology; Advanced Fluid Mechanics; Numerical Analysis.

Elective modules are available from the following:

Computational Methods in Civil Engineering; Turbomachines & Advanced Fluid Dynamics; Environmental Economics; Engineering Finance Project Management; Applied Statistics for Engineers; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Environmental Impact Assessment; Global Climate Change; Introduction to Applied Field Hydrology.

Along with taught modules, students will complete a group Integrated Design Project. This project simulates real-world working environments. Each student will also complete an individual minor thesis in the area of water resources. This thesis accounts for one third of the overall programme mark.

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre(PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Find out more

Prof. Michael Hartnett
T: +353 91 492 502

PAC code


Fees for this course

EU (Total): €6,800 p.a. 2015/16 (inclusive of Levy)
 - Tuition: €6,576 p.a. 2015/16
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €13,750 p.a. 2015/16